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Holes

by Louis Sachar

This winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award features Stanley Yelnats, a kid who is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the warden makes the boys "build character" by spending all day, every day, digging holes five feet wide and five feet deep. It doesn't take long for Stanley to realize there's more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake: the warden is looking for something. Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment — and redemption.

Ages
11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 5 - 8
Grade Level Equivalent
5.2
Lexile Measure
660L
DRA
50
Guided Reading
V
Publisher
Frances Foster Books
Number of Pages
233
Genre
Adventure, Classics, Comedy and Humor

About the Author

Louis Sachar Newbery-winning author Louis Sachar is the author of Holes, the Wayside School books, and the Marvin Redpost series.

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